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Consider taking an exploratory career course

The career courses listed below are open to Advising & Major Exploration Services students and can be taken in conjunction with the work you do at Career Exploration & Student Employment. Read below to learn more, and talk with your academic advisor to find the course that best fits your academic goals.

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2 credits | 8 weeks

This course is designed for students to investigate the purposes of an undergraduate education at IU Bloomington and to expose them to the array of skills, tools, and opportunities that academic advisors, career coaches, and the university have to offer. The assignments and activities in the course include a mixture of readings, class discussions, journaling, out-of-class-activities, and a culminating semester project. By the end of the course, students should have a better understanding of themselves, their academic and career interests, and a plan to maximize their opportunities as an IU Bloomington student.

2 credits | 8 weeks
If you haven’t yet chosen a major or are at the very beginning stages of career exploration, this is the course for you. You will:

  • Take time to explore your interests, values, skills, and personality to see how they relate to different careers and occupational environments
  • Familiarize yourself with campus and community resources to find experiential learning opportunities
  • Learn structured decision-making skills to help you choose a potential major or career
  • Clearly understand how your academic choices relate to your career options

ASCS-Q294 Course Overview

1 Credit | 8 Weeks 

Technology is everywhere and how it relates to the world today is very important to the future. The objective of this course is to offer students an opportunity to explore the many tracks within Informatics and Computer Science, while also learning about themselves, and the various careers available to computing students. Emphasis will be placed on the ways technology affects the work world and how students can tailor a major to their individual interests. Each week will include a guest speaker and/or lecture, interactive discussion, in-class activities and homework assignments to facilitate the exploration of computing as well as the individual.

INFO-Y100 Course Overview

1.5 Credits | Semester

BUS–T 175 Kelley Compass I: Students learn to identify and present themselves to others through reviewing interest and skills inventories; analyzing their cultural and ethical influences; reframing their life experiences to date; reflecting on their values and priorities; and preparing Skills/Activities resumes. Students discover what is possible and what they want by: attending major-focused presentations outside of class; identifying concepts of success; interviewing professionals; evaluating their values and priorities in college organizations; setting personal and professional goals; and considering the academic paths available at Kelley and IUB.

BUS-T175 Course Overview

2 Credits | 8 Weeks

Helping professions are career paths that nurture growth in one or more domains of wellness, including disciplines such as medicine, nursing, allied health, social work, education, fitness, and life coaching. Students learn how their values, interests, personality, and skills align with career options in the helping professions. Focus is on early career development and navigating career resources.

SPH-K199 Course Overview

This one-credit course designed for students identifying as female will introduce you to the field of statistics and the various career and graduate school opportunities in statistics that you may be interested to pursue. In this course, we will meet regularly as a class to discuss issues in the field of statistics, such as diversity and learn more about fields where statistics may be applied, such as biostatistics and the health sciences, educational statistics, and data analytics.  In addition, you will be paired with and meet regularly with a graduate student mentor. No prior statistics experience is required. You will leave the course with a basic understanding of the types of career trajectories and fields that make use of statistics and an idea of how your interests might fit within this landscape.  To learn more, or to request permission to enroll, please contact the instructor: Dr. Julie Lorah.